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Old 07-15-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation Forum Question / Query

Softbank has Purchased Sprint, and Sprint has Purchased Clearwire, and there Should be a Massive Influx of Cash into Sprint from Softbank and the Spectrum from Clearwire for Sprint to Upgrade to TD-LTE.

So, When Will We Customers be Benefiting from All of this Maneuvering and Upgrading and also, When Will We Customers start to See Much Better Selections of Windows Phones, Especially High End Windows Phones?

We All Already Know about the New Plans that Are Now being Offered, that's Just a Part of the Benefit from Softbank, Sprint, and Clearwire, but that Don't Tell us Anything about the HARDWARE!
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Maybe this link Can Shed Some Light onto An Answer to My Question, But if Anyone Has Any Other Real Information, then Please Feel Free to Post it Here.

Check out this Link;

http://www.istockanalyst.com/finance...rum-powerhouse

Sprint Now Has More LTE SPECTRUM than Everyone Else COMBINED! See this Link for Proof.

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Honestly, a lot of it is going to have to do with how much Sprint pursues WP, but a lot will also have to do with how well Nokia does in the market. They're pretty much the only ones making WP phones, so if they don't do well, there's not going to be much Sprint can do.
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Sprint has traditionally had a strong commitment to Windows phones. I though it was curious that they were the last of the "big 4" to pick up the new model WP phones, and also curious that Sprint eschewed Nokia who is the king of the WP arena. IMHO Nokia has no competition with WP phones.
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Sprint did get 2 Windows Phone 8 phones. The HTC 8XT that has already been released as of the present time and the Samsung Ativ S Neo that will be released on 8/16/2013.

The HTC 8XT is a Low End Device. Compare it to every other Windows Phone 8 device and then you choose it over anything else. For someone just getting their very first Windows Phone 8 SMARTPHONE who had a DUMBPHONE Prior will be ok with the HTC 8XT, but people who have had Smartphones before, will steer clear of the LOW END HTC 8XT.

Now to the Samsung Ativ S Neo. The Samsung Ativ S Neo is a Mid End Windows Phone 8 Device. There's not too much to say about the Samsung yet, but that's to be determined after the Phone comes out on 8/16/2013.

Sprint has been kicking Windows Phone since all of the problems with Windows 5. There were a Lot of bugs because things were rushed and also because there were a LOT of different ROM's with a lot of different hacks that were NOT Verified to work 100% and Sprint had stepped back from Windows and just gave Windows Phone 7 a tiny chance with the HTC ARRIVE, but since most people were on the iPhone kick and Android, Windows Phone 7 became an Afterthought that was Quickly forgotten.

The Reasons why the HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 was NOT a Success on Sprint were;
1. IPhone.
2. Android.
3. Windows Phone 7's New UI that some people were confused by.
4. Lack of the Proper Marketing and Advertising for Windows Phone 7.
5. The Loss of Confidence from Sprint in Microsoft for Anything Windows.


The People who liked Windows Phones before Windows Phone 7 came out and who had gotten the HTC Arrive, were for the most part Very Happy with the HTC Arrive and there were hardly ANY Returns compared to ANY other Phone out on the Market at the time before it was put on the EOL List and Discontinued.

Since that had happened, Sprint had Not done Any Real Push for Windows Phone 8 at all that would really matter.

When the HTC 8XT was announced to Current time, it Still is Not getting any Push by Sprint that will attract people to come into a Sprint Store to even ask for it so they cam get it.

Sprint is giving the iPhone a Big Push as well as Anything Android, but again, Windows What? Windows Phone something, oh yeah Windows Phone 7, Oops Sorry Windows Phone 8, Yeah that's it, WINDOWS PHONE 8. Yeah, we have that, now come look at this Nice Android or iPhone first.

That has been the Mentality of almost Every Sprint Store and or Sprint Kiosk that I have checked out ever since Windows Phone 6. That don't show hardly any confidence in Windows Phone at all from Sprint Corporate all the way down to their Sales People.

Don't get me wrong, there are the Sales People out there that are Willing to give Windows Phone as Big a Push as either Android or iPhone, or Maybe a Bigger push because they can also see through the Lack of Confidence from Sprint Corporate all the way down to the Sales People as well who are just hurting Windows Phone from Better Competing with both Android and iPhone.

Windows Phone is a Good OS for a Phone. Look and check out the different Markets around the World where Windows Phone is just Exploding and in some cases, Dominating the Market.

Maybe Sprint will Wake the Hell Up because of SoftBank and get on the Windows Phone Bandwagon and Start to give Windows Phone the Push that it Deserves and also Start getting some Really Good High Quality High End Phones with Windows Phone on them from quite a Few Different Manufacturers.
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Did the FTC sign off on this already?
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Sign off on What? What are you referring to? Be More Specific as to What you are talking about.
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Did the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) say that it was okay for Softbank to buy controlling stock of Sprint? I know the FCC did.

Is that clear enough for you or do I need to figure another way to talk to you?
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Did the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) say that it was okay for Softbank to buy controlling stock of Sprint? I know the FCC did.

Is that clear enough for you or do I need to figure another way to talk to you?


That's a LOT More Clear than your first Attempt at the Question.

And the Answer to your Question is YES.

It's a Done Deal between Sprint and SoftBank and Sprint also Purchasing the remaining 49% of Clearwire. The Cash from SoftBank has already started Flowing to Sprint.

Sprint has ramped up their Upgrading of their Equiptment since and will keep expanding into New Markets with the New 4G LTE Network.
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